Boris Comments On Lockerbie Bomber Release

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 107 months ago
Boris Comments On Lockerbie Bomber Release

1509_boris.jpg Is this the beginning of a dreaded 'foreign policy' for the Mayor? During his current visit to New York City, Boris Johnson called the return to Libya of Abdelbaset Ali Al-Megrahi, the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing, as 'completely crazy', a 'mockery of justice', and said that had he been in charge it would never have happened. Perhaps he was just being polite with his American hosts, who remain incensed at Britain, and specifically Scotland: one Senator is calling for sanctions if a reported 'prisoner-for-oil' deal proves to be accurate. Boris' comments also echo those of David Cameron, who's described al-Megrahi's release and the subsequent Tripoli party to welcome him back as yet another embarrassment for the crumbling Labour government. But is it right for the Mayor of London to wade into the argument, particularly a Mayor whose electoral campaign made such damning — and effective — criticism of the incumbent for having what it described as a 'foreign policy'? (Image / Daniel_C_C)

Last Updated 15 September 2009